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Band of Blogs: Cymbals, TV Girl, Girl Band; A$AP Rocky & Theophilus London

Band of Blogs: Cymbals, TV Girl, Girl Band; A$AP Rocky & Theophilus London


Every Friday, I pick out four new music picks from the best of the music blogosphere as part of my Day & Night digital section. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. It’s out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent.


Cymbals ply their trade in catchy future indie-pop with a dose of the sonic jitters. ‘No Bad Decisions’ is the Oxford band’s excellent new single.

TV Girl

Conjuring up everything that’s wonderful about listening to old soul records, this San Diego band may be throwbacks but the sampled strings of ‘I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now’ place us in the here and now of bloody good pop music.

Girl Band

Bitzl R and The Point Of Everything were impressed by Dublin’s Girl Band’s debut single of grungy loud rock In My Head last week. As you might predict, there are no girls in the band.

A$AP Rocky & Theophilus London

Two contrasting rappers, one with purple swagger and one friendly to the fashion industry combine on a track which samples Shirley Bassey’s Big Spender.

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